Undergraduate Programs

Register for Summer Courses

  • If you’re not a current North Park Student, you do not need to apply for admission in order to take summer classes, since all North Park summer students are students-at-large.
  • Send the registration form in with a non-refundable tuition deposit of $20 per course. (The deposit will be refunded if the course is canceled.) Mail or fax your completed form and deposit to:

    Center for Records and Registration, Box 9North Park University
    3225 W. Foster Ave.
    Chicago IL 60625-4895
    Fax: (773) 634-4051

  • If you wish to continue studies at North Park as a degree-seeking student after Summer Session courses, you will need to apply for admission. At-large students are limited to a maximum of 30 hours.

Current North Park University students may register via Student Planning in Self Service and do not need to pay a tuition deposit.

For traditional undergraduate students, the easiest way to find summer course offerings will be to go to the Course Catalog in Self Service, rather than My Progress as most of the courses offered in the summer should meet a core curriculum requirement. You DO NOT need to be released by your advisor prior to registering for summer classes.

Once you are in the Course Catalog:

  • Find the subject in which you would like to enroll,
  • Using the filter options on the left side of your screen, limit the display to SUMMER,
  • Find the course in which you’d like to enroll and add a section of that course to your academic plan,
  • Go to My Plan and Schedule to view the courses on your plan and click REGISTER NOW to officially enroll in those courses.

We will start billing for the summer term in mid-April.

Tuition, Withdrawal, and Refunds

Summer Session tuition for 2022 is $630 per credit hour.

If you withdraw prior to the start of your class, you are eligible for a full refund of your tuition, less your tuition deposit. If you withdraw during the first seven calendar days of your class, you are eligible for a 50% refund on your tuition. (For example, if your course starts on a Tuesday, you must withdraw by the end of the day on the following Monday to receive a partial refund.) Withdrawals after the first seven days are ineligible for refund.

2022 Summer Session Course Offerings

Check back for updated course offerings.


Browse Commonly Offered Courses

Online Courses

The following courses are often offered in an online format. Please refer to the course schedule above for the most current offerings.

An introductory survey of the history and theology of the biblical narrative as it informs Christian faith today. Particular emphasis on the theological unity of the Bible's message.

A study of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of the young adolescent. Examination of developmental issues that impact the middle and senior high school, its philosophy, and its practices which are responsive to the adolescent, both cognitively and affectively.

Philosophical and theoretical considerations for teaching a second language. An explanation of theories as well as comparisons among the different theories of teaching a second language will be explored. The student will build a personal framework for teaching a second language. Kindergarten through high school student populations will be the focus of attention including design and sequencing of ESL courses.

Selected readings in literature and theory that addresses race issues.

Introduction to the art of music in Western civilization, and its elements, styles, and masterworks from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on repertoire study, listening, and concert attendance. On and/or off-campus concert attendance required. For the non-music major. Cannot be applied toward a major or minor in music.

Integrates knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences to focus on holistic health assessment of adults. Includes assessment of spiritual, cultural, developmental, and nutritional aspects. Considers ethnic variables of normal assessment. Course culminates with students performing and recording a complete health assessment. Students will describe the role of the nurse in health assessment.

An introductory survey of the principles which have shaped the American Republic. The political institutions and processes central to an understanding of American politics and government will be examined including the Constitution, presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, political parties, campaigns, elections, and selected public policy issues.

Problems, fields, and methods of sociology. Emphasis on a theoretical frame of reference to explain basic social processes, the role of culture in social behavior, the nature of social organization, and social and cultural change. Intensive reading in descriptive studies from a wide range of societies.

On Campus Courses

Please refer to the course schedule above for the most current offerings.

Includes structure and organization of human organ systems emphasizing skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and urogenital systems. Lab included with cadaver demonstrations. It is recommened that the student complete one year of high school laboratory science. This course is designed for students majoring in the sciences, healthcare, or nursing.

Includes cell systems, cell cycles, cell function, energy production and metabolic systems, biological control systems, protein synthesis, and genetics. Lab included. It is recommended that the student complete one year of high school laboratory science. This course is designed for students majoring in the sciences, healthcare, or nursing.

Selected aspects of bacteria, viral and eukaryotic parasite morphology, identification, physiology, and lifecycles, with a focus on how microbes affect human health, society and the environment. Includes an overview of the immune system's function, dysfunction, and modulation. Lab included.

Structure and function of the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, muscular, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the body. Lab included.

Study of the common features and distinctive motifs that characterize some of the main religious traditions Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and others. Emphasis on development of a methodology for reading and interpreting the world's scriptures. Discussion of the relation of Christian to non-Christian religions. Theological Emphasis.

Fundamental concepts in chemistry are presented, with specific emphasis given to environmental issues, including the chemistries of air, water, climate, and energy sources, among other topics. Designed for non-physical science majors. Does not fulfill chemistry requirements for biology majors or the prerequisites for medical schools. Lecture and laboratory included.

A survey of the major functional classes of organic compounds including structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions. Includes an introduction to the classes of natural products. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Student must have completed one year of high school general chemistry.

A survey of chemistry of cellular compounds. Introduction to the different classes of biochemicals. Introduction to bioenergetics and enzymology and to the major pathways of cellular chemical events. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

A presentation of the basic laws of chemistry with emphasis on stoichiometry, atomic and electronic structure, bonding, and the states of matter(gas, liquid, solid, and solution). Properties and reactions of some elements and simple compounds are used to exemplify the principles. Chemistry I and II form a year's sequential study of the principles of chemistry with applications describing elements and compounds and their reactions. This sequence meets the needs of students majoring in the physical and biological sciences. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MATH placement above 1010 or co-requisite MATH 1010.

Continuation of Chemistry I with emphasis on the energy changes associated with transformations of matter, kinetics of reactions, and the equilibrium considerations associated with reactions. General reactions of metals and non-metals and their compounds are also considered (includes an introduction to coordination compounds). Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

Reading and analysis of the major forms of literary expression. This course is designed to introduce students to the impact of literature on culture, and introduces methods of critical reading as applied to significant texts of world literature of various historical periods. Some sections may be topically focused on a subject pertaining to one of North Park's distinctive strengths (Christian, urban, or international/multicultural); such sections are designated in the schedule of classes.

A study of physical and psychological well-being, including exercise and nutrition.

This course is a trig-based introductory course in physics for health science majors. The course will cover kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, gravitation, conservation of energy and momentum, systems in equilibria, rotations, and properties of matter and fluids. Lab is included in this course. Knowledge of trigonometry or permission of instructor is required to register for this course.

This course is the second semester of a trigonometry-based introductory course in physics for health science majors. The course will cover thermodynamics, electric fields and potentials, DC circuits, magnetic fields and forces, AC circuits, geometrical optics, physical optics, quantum theory, atomic theory, and nuclear physics. Lab is included in this course.

Introduction to Spanish through materials relating to culture and contemporary society, with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Coordinated with multi-media materials. No credit for SPAN 1010 will be granted to students who have completed more than two years of high school Spanish within the last five years.

Introduction to Spanish through materials relating to culture and contemporary society, with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Coordinated with multi-media materials.

Introduction to applied statistical analysis. Descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics; concepts of population, sample, sampling distribution; elements of probability; parameters of discrete distributions; hypothesis testing: analysis of proportions, means, and variance; linear regression. Computer applications required. Cross-listed with MATH 1490.

Auditing Courses

Practically anyone can audit a North Park University Summer Session class. You do not have to be admitted or enrolled as a student at North Park to audit a class. Auditors come from all walks of life, and they audit classes for a variety of reasons, but all share a passion for learning.

Auditors receive no academic credit for their participation in a class. Do not audit a class if you wish to receive academic credit on your transcript or for transfer to another institution. If you are already a North Park student and wish to audit a class, please consult with your advisor about the auditing restrictions for current students.

The fee for auditors is $50 per semester hour. The instructor must approve your presence, in order to maintain a good balance of auditors and for-credit students. Each course description indicates whether or not auditors are welcome. The final decision on whether (and how many) auditors will be accepted into a class rests with the instructor.


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